Re: Full Screen



Thanks for the additional info!

--Bill

"Andrew McLaren" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Hi Bill,

The options are very limited - DosBox may be the best(and perhaps, the
only).

Vista uses a new video driver model (so-called "WDDM") which allows the
fancy composition displays in Vista. The Windows developers explicitly
dropped support for the full-screen VGA Mode, in the WDDM code. There were
considerable technical problems in making that full-screen mode work in
the new WDDM regime, and it was deemed "not worth it" for the small number
of user scenarios where character-mode apps needed to run full-screen on a
Vista machine. This issue was reported several times during the Vista Beta
programme.

Dedicated devices like POS cash registers generally run Windows Embedded,
not Vista; so they didn't count.

Regards

Andrew
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amclar at optusnet dot com dot au


On 19/04/2010 14:33, Bill H. wrote:
That's the only option?

Hm.

--Bill

"Dave"<Dave@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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Run an emulator program, like Dosbox..
http://www.dosbox.com/


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"Bill H."<wh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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How can I get a DOS program to display full screen in Vista Home
Premium?

Thanks!

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Bill








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